Posted by: jacobgillard | May 3, 2011

Appreciation

Jake-Michelle Shuka (sash)

We were presented with a Shuka (sash) by Kampala Congregation last Sunday as a token of their appreciation for our work in their midst.

It’s nice to feel appreciated.  Even though we serve Uganda and Sudan—and each country-wide—we find ourselves worshiping at the Lutheran congregation in Kampala about every-other weekend.  It’s essentially our home congregation.  We’ve shared a lot over the past 2.5 years and we’ve grown quite close.  The congregation surprised us last Sunday by presenting us with a gift.  “Shuka” is the Swahili word meaning “sash”.  Many of the parishioners at the Kampala Congregation are from Tanzania and therefore native Swahili speakers.  We were told that when you are loved you will receive a gift such as this.

Masai Shuka

The Masai Shuka package label illustrates the proper way to wear the garment. (Simba not included!)

Jake and Jerome

Rev. Jacob Gillard & Rev. Jerome Wamala shortly after the presentation of the Shuka

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